Windows 10 version 1903 rollout begins

Microsoft has notified the public that it has started with rolling out Windows 10 version 1903 (or Windows 10 May 2019 Update…) to customers running earlier versions of Windows 10.

Based on the large number of devices running the April 2018 Update, that will reach the end of 18 months of service on November 12, 2019, we are starting the update process now for Home and Pro editions to help ensure adequate time for a smooth update process.

You can read the full statement here (released July 16th, 2019).

What about the media ?

The 1903 media is  available on both Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN), however if you want the latest version of it, get it from MSDN.

MSDN: Windows 10 (business editions), version 1903 (updated July 2019)

The initial release of Windows 10 1903 is available on the Volume License Service Center (VLSC).

What about support time frames for this version of Windows ?

Windows 10 version 1903 will only be supported for 18 months, so if you are an Enterprise, you’ll probably want to wait until Windows 10 version 1909 as that will come with 30 months of support. You can details of this support life cycle here.

  • All currently supported feature updates of Windows 10 Enterprise and Education editions (versions 1607, 1703, 1709, and 1803) will be supported for 30 months from their original release date. This will give customers on those versions more time for change management as they move to a faster update cycle.
  • All future feature updates of Windows 10 Enterprise and Education editions with a targeted release month of September (starting with 1809) will be supported for 30 months from their release date. This will give customers with longer deployment cycles the time they need to plan, test, and deploy.
  • All future feature updates of Windows 10 Enterprise and Education editions with a targeted release month of March (starting with 1903) will continue to be supported for 18 months from their release date. This maintains the semi-annual update cadence as our north star and retains the option for customers that want to update twice a year.
  • All feature releases of Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, and Office 365 ProPlus will continue to be supported for 18 months (this applies to feature updates targeting both March and September).

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2018/09/06/helping-customers-shift-to-a-modern-desktop/

What about the Administrative Templates ?

You can download the Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10 version 1903  here

 

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